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Inflight Insecurity? Netragard Says Airborne Web Service Easily Hacked

According to anti-hacking company Netragard, Gogo, the unencrypted inflight Internet access service, puts user data at risk.
According to anti-hacking company Netragard, Gogo, the unencrypted inflight Internet access service, puts user data at risk.Business travelers may have a new reason to be wary of airplanes, and not just if they're flying to or from a swine flu zone.

Anti-hacking company Netragard states that the Gogo Inflight Internet, access service for laptops and handheld devices puts user data at risk of interception by other passengers.

The airborne WiFi service employs open access points on flights offering Gogo connectivity making it possible, according to Netragard CEO Dave Morris in a statement, ...to intercept someone elses data accidentally.

While declining to reveal specific hacker tactics for deliberately intercepting other passengers' data, Netragard argued that the tactics are "well-known."

Netragard's advice? Leave the road warrior tools turned off when you fly.